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Order the right connector quickly in the new igus connector shop05/02/2019

igus is expanding its services with an online shop for connectors

If cables are to be harnessed, then the matching connector can be found quickly, but often cannot be ordered in small quantities from the manufacturer. Here, igus now offers an additional service with its new online shop for plug-in connectors: the customer can order the right connector for his cable at a reasonable price from a wide selection of well-known suppliers such as Harting or Intercontec from stock and with no minimum order quantity.

From the "rohbot" to the robot: Low Cost Automation with igus plastic arm and online marketplace model30/01/2019

robolink articulated arms and a digital platform concept facilitate initial steps in the world of cost-effective automation

Low cost automation less than the price of the established automation suppliers for just a few thousand euro – this is exactly what many users want. But making wishes a reality is often a difficult task: What products go together? How good is the solution? Who can support me? At the Hannover Messe 2019, the motion plastics specialist igus is presenting two new approaches: A new 4 to 5-axis "rohbot" (h for half-finished) made of plastic and a model of the online marketplace for suppliers and users.

A long journey: 80 low-cost robots from igus for research at Indian higher-education institutions24/01/2019

German-Indian knowledge transfer with easy-to-operate robot arms fur simple automation tasks

Cologne, 17 January 2019 – Robotics and automation technology is an important subject within higher-education institutions in India and not only in Germany. The governments of the two countries are working together intensively in order to boost research in these areas. In response to the Indian government's search for simple robot systems for teaching purposes, robolink, the cost-effective modular system from igus, was so convincing that over 80 robolink arms for 40 Indian educational facilities were ordered. During a workshop in Aachen, professors from India gained direct, first-hand experience of how easy it is to use the low-cost robots from igus.

Driving hard on the race track: wear-resistant iglidur gears in the gearbox16/01/2019

The iglidur I6 gears from the 3D printer for car racing of the "Youth Discovers Technology" (Jugend entdeckt Technik - JET) challenge

Electromobility is a crucial topic of the future. For Germany to be in the pole position, it is important to inspire young minds to take up scientific and engineering professions. Towards this purpose, the annual JET Challenge takes place at the IdeenExpo in Hanover. Students are given the task of building a fast, tough and energy-efficient racing car from a standard, remote-controlled car with a limited budget. Wear-resistant 3D-printed gears from igus made from the high-performance plastic iglidur I6 helped in this endeavour.

Driving hard on the race track: wear-resistant iglidur gears in the gearbox16/01/2019

The iglidur I6 gears from the 3D printer for car racing of the "Youth Discovers Technology" (Jugend entdeckt Technik - JET) challenge Electromobility is a crucial topic of the future. For Germany to be in the pole position, it is important to inspire young minds to take up scientific and engineering professions. Towards this purpose, the annual JET Challenge takes place at the IdeenExpo in Hanover. Students are given the task of building a fast, tough and energy-efficient racing car from a standard, remote-controlled car with a limited budget. Wear-resistant 3D-printed gears from igus made from the high-performance plastic iglidur I6 helped in this endeavour.

Easily controlled automation with new dryve motor control systems for igus linear axes14/01/2019

igus motor control systems D3 and D1 dryve for simple or complex control of linear systems

In addition to its drylin E linear axes with DC motors, igus has now developed a cost-effective and easy-to-use control system. The D3 dryve controls linear systems completely without software or PC. Furthermore, igus has also further improved its D1 dryve control system for stepper motors, DC and EC/BLDC motors. The motor control system for more complex travels can be operated intuitively via a browser and modified live.

One hot topic: The company igus advances the development of high-temperature filaments with self-built HT printer28/11/2018

"A good example of our Low Cost Automation concept," says Tom Krause, igus GmbH, about his team's newly designed and constructed high-temperature 3D printer Low Cost Automation in our own factory: Following this idea, igus has built an HT-3D printer for the development of new high-temperature filaments using in-house mechanical engineering components. Thus, complete linear systems, consisting of drylin W linear guides, dryspin lead screws made of stainless steel and the igus standard stepper motors were used. Thanks to the new 3D printer, users can now use a lubrication-free and maintenance-free filament for the production of heat-resistant special parts with the iglidur J350 high-performance plastic.

Wear-resistant sliding and free designing with new igus plate strips28/11/2018

Abrasion-resistant iglidur sliding plates made of high-performance plastics provide even more geometric design options Wear-resistant parts ordered quickly and easily and individually manufactured with increased service life. The motion plastics specialist igus offers this service, among other things, with its bar stock product range. To provide users with even more tribologically optimised special solutions, igus now offers five high-performance plastics resistant to wear and abrasion as bar stock plate strips in its product range. These provide the designer with new geometric design freedom.

Quickly assembled, securely fixed: New mounting clamps for e-chains on cobots21/11/2018

New clamp concept for triflex R energy chains ensures safe interaction between human and machine Safety plays a key role when humans and robots work hand in hand in the industry. That is why users of cobots and industrial robots are already using igus' multi-axis round triflex R e-chains for energy and data supply. To easily attach these energy chains and increase work safety in industry, igus has now developed new plastic mounting clamps. With quick installation, these minimise the risk of injury with their rounded edge design.

Fast drive for a small price: New igus cable for SEW and Siemens motors21/11/2018

New ready-to-connect highly flexible chainflex hybrid cable for e-chains now available with 36-month guarantee If the user is looking for a flexible drive cable, then igus offers the most cost-effective technical solution. For the motors of SEW and Siemens, the motion plastics specialist has now developed the CF280.UL.H, a new hybrid cable specifically for use in the energy chain. Users of intralogistics, machine tool construction or the automotive industry can now rely on a solution with a 36-month guarantee either bought by the metre or supplied as a ready-to-connect readycable.

Drive cable delivered fast after easy online search and order21/11/2018

The readycable product finder from igus with its newly integrated service life calculator ensures fast delivery starting from 24 hours Using the igus "readycable product finder" online tool, harnessed drive cables for use in the energy chain can be easily selected and ordered from igus. The newly integrated service life calculator now expands the service and predicts the lifetime of the cable. In this way, the user can choose their special design for energy chains, to the required length, from over 4,200 ready-to-connect drive cables.

Record-breaking application running for ten years with 100% reliability08/11/2018

Still a world record: The world's longest plastic energy chain with 615 m travel comes from igus Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for month on end – these are the extreme conditions that the world's longest plastic energy chain has to cope with at the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic. The roller energy chain system from igus has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat on the record travel length of 615 metres.

Adjusted quickly – precisely mounted06/11/2018

igus as a module supplier for KHS labelling machines Numerous rotary and linear bearings from the igus product range are not the only ones installed in KHS GmbH's labelling machines. The company igus also supplies complete, ready-to-install modules such as, for example, adjustment systems and guide rollers. From the KHS's point of view, this not only simplifies assembly. It also ensures high precision high speed working sequences

Replace quickly while fitted on the rail: Liner replacement with igus exchange bearing05/11/2018

Extended sizes of the new lubrication-free exchange bearings ensure longer service life of drylin W linear systems The motion plastics specialist igus relies on lubrication-free liners made of high-performance polymers for a silent and precise sliding of linear guides. At the beginning of the year, igus developed an exchange bearing for the drylin W linear modular kit particularly for a quick replacement of liners in high-frequency applications. The principle behind it is quite simple: Unlock bearing, push liner out, replace and it's ready. The exchange bearing that saves time and cost is now also available in sizes 16 and 20 for linear guides of the drylin W series, besides the standard installation size 10.